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DnB Arena Tour feat. DC Breaks The Upbeats, Cyantific, DC Breaks and 2ShyMC

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014




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With Melburnians finally emerging after months of hibernation throughout the long, cold darkness of winter we figure what better way to celebrate then with a beautiful sun filled Sunday BBQ Session hosted by one of the most renowned labels within the game…get ready for a very intimate and exclusive one off event featuring a hand picked lineup direct from the team at Drum&Bass Arena.

DRUM&BASSARENA
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014

featuring.

THE UPBEATS
DC BREAKS
CYANTIFIC
TECHNIMATIC
Hosted by MC2SHY

Drum&BassArena: The award winning UK brand that has influenced generations of drum & bass lovers the world over is about to embark on its first ever Australian tour!

Established in 1996 as an online portal – www.breakbeat.co.uk – Drum&BassArena is celebrating 18 big years at the very forefront of the game. Over those years they have celebrated, supported, documented and championed drum & bass in every way possible. They have successfully contributed to all aspects of the genre’s culture and stamped their distinctive brand in many directions: international live events, merchandise, podcasts, bespoke video content, digital distribution and its now legendary series of compilations.

The biggest compilation series of their kind, Drum&BassArena albums have sold over 400,000 to date and have been mixed by the biggest DJs in the genre. Representing all styles and all artists – from the biggest names to key emerging artists – Drum&BassArena albums are recognised as THE benchmark, inspiring loyal drum & bass fans across the globe for over 10 years.

Now Drum&BassArena is set to break new boundaries once again and inspire Australia with its debut national tour. Taking place between October 16 – 25, with four of the most exciting UK performers in the genre, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

> Melbourne
Sunday October 19th
Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. Melbourne CBD)
5:00pm – 1:00am

Support:
VLTRN, Soulflex & JFK, The Dam Busterz

Garden Bar:
Lickweed, Monkee, The Chief, JMC, SK, Token, Boifrenz

THE UPBEATS

In today’s heady climate of bass-fuelled dance music, one could easily argue that DJs are the new rockstars. Well The Upbeats have already been playing that role for years. Fuelled by New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world and its staggering natural beauty, The Upbeats’ unique take on all forms of bass music has seen the duo work alongside some of the scene’s most influential names and releasing tracks across a plethora of respected record labels. Two most recent examples include their critically acclaimed fourth full length LP ‘Primitive Technique’ on Noisa’s Vision Recordings in 2013 and their recent ‘Rituals EP’ on Blackout Music. Their ‘anything-goes’ live performances and approach to writing hard-hitting, unique-sounding drum & bass is lauded across the globe.

DC BREAKS

When it comes to crafting anthemic dancefloor destroyers, DC Breaks sit at the very top of the class. Nearly a decade of production experience has propelled Dan Havers and Chris Page right to the forefront as one of drum & bass’s premier headline acts. Since signing exclusively to Andy C’s RAM Records in 2010 the duo has charged forward with a number of high energy cuts on the legendary label. From their debut single ‘The More I Want’ to the epic ‘Shaman’ via the guttural punches of ‘Swag’ and ‘Gambino’, they demonstrate muscular music skills on a whole new level. The duo pretty much owned 2013 with the two biggest releases of the year, and their presence has been felt on the same hard-hitting level this year, too. Currently working on a highly anticipated debut album and famed for pummelling six deck sets DC Breaks promises a bona fide aural assault.

CYANTIFIC

Cyantific aka Jon Stanley has been at the forefront of drum & bass for nearly a decade. He is one of an elite force of DJs to have released tracks on both Hospital and RAM Records, whilst having the first ever record out on the now seminal Critical Music back in 2002. In 2010, Cyantific Music was established as a way for Jon to really push his D.I.Y ethic. 2012 saw friends Wilkinson and Snapclicker aid Jon in the construction of the CYN laboratory where his skills as both a talent selector and solo producer shine through. As releases like ‘Infinity’, ’Defect’ and the ‘Liberty EP’ cemented his status as one of the leading technical producers in the scene, his music has gained support from an impressively broad range of high profile tastemakers including Steve Aoki, Annie Mac, Andy C and Mistajam. The CYN Sound Lab has created a perfect platform for the next stage of Cyantific’s career… The long awaited album he’s currently moulding on a top secret deep sea chemical production plant.

TECHNIMATIC

Musically rich, emotionally-charged yet heavy drum & bass is one of the hardest styles to nail. But when Pete Rogers and Andy Powell do it, they make it sound too easy. Known and loved as Technimatic, Pete and Andy started making music together back as Technicolour & Komatic in 2008. Since those early entrances into the D&B psyche the boys have gone on to release their liquid infused mix of hyper-coloured D&B on labels such as Critical, Technique, Spearhead and a Friction’s hugely respected label Shogun Audio, to which they are now exclusively signed. Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Desire Paths’ – an album that’s already been noted as one of drum & bass’s most important releases of 2014 by the likes of DJ Mag, UKF and Mixmag – Technimatic are on an unstoppable roll right now. We guarantee their appearance at each of Drum&BassArena’s Australian showcases will represent this roll in full effect!

Homegrown FreQs 2014

Homegrown FreQs 2014 – The National DnB Mixing Competition

Posted: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014




Homegrown FreQs 2014

Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest untapped talent. Once again we have teamed up with some of the most respected crews from around the country to bring you the opportunity to showcase your skills and for one DJ to be crowned Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!

This year we have 6 live regional heats in major capitals around Australia. The 2014 champion will also be flown to Melbourne for a set at Tribe Festival alongside some of the biggest names in Drum & Bass.

So if you think you have got what it takes to play with the top dogs, make sure you submit your mix before entries close in your state and may the biggest FreQ win!

RULES AND ENTRY FORM BELOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !!

1st Round – Regional Entries & Rules

All DJs interested in competing will need to record a 20-30 minute mix using either Turntables or CDJs and a mixer, use of DJ softwares (Serato-Scratch Live, Traktor, etc) in conjunction with CDJ’s or Turntables is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other software, sync or pre-recorded mixes.

Using any Hardware controllers or DAW softwares such as Ableton, Fruity Loops, Logic is not permitted.

DJs will than upload their mixes online and submit them via the submission form at the bottom of this page to the local competition managers in their chosen state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the top 6 to play at the regional final in September or October 2014.

Entry due dates are as follows:

Sydney – Due date has passed
Adelaide – Due date has passed
Hobart – Due date has passed
Perth – Due date has passed
Brisbane – Due date has passed
Melbourne – 17th October

NOTE: All submitted mixes must be downloadable otherwise you may be disqualified from the competition.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify for the regional heats will compete in their state capital on the following dates:

Sydney – 30th of August @ The Gladstone Hotel – Winner: Ncrypt
Adelaide – 12th September @ HQ Complex – Winner: Adrian
Hobart – Winner: Dash1
Perth – Winner: Temple Music
Brisbane – Winner: Gedi
Melbourne – 24th of October @ Brown Alley

The setup for the competition will include 2x Technics 1200 turntables + 2x Pionner CDJ 1000s + 1x Pionner DJM800/ Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer. If competitors wish to use a 3rd CDJ or Turntable they need to contact the regional managers and find out if any extra CDJs or Turntbales are available or arrange to bring one themselves, along with any audio interfaces (Controllers excluded) they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 20-30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be scored by 3 experienced judges – the winner will be chosen based upon their creativity, musicality, technical skill, crowd response and overall performance.

The winner from each of the regional final will go on to represent their state at the national finals!

3rd Round – Online Finals

The regional winners will have their mixes uploaded to the Twisted Audio website for the national online finals. All competitors will be judged by a panel of 3 well known and respected Australian DnB DJs/Producers.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance.

The judges decision will determine who is Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!

Prizes

The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Customised Hoemgrown FreQs clothing by Ctoafn DnB Street-wear
- Regional winners will get to play at one of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- Plus more prizes for the regional champions provided by the top music and events providers in their state !!

FAQs

Can I enter my mix to more than 1 state?

No, each DJ is only allowed to enter the regional competition at 1 state only, DJs who will submit mixes to different states will be disqualified.

Can i Enter more than 1 mix to the competition?

Yes you can, we do however encourage DJs to enter only 1 mix which represents their skill to the fullest, this comp is about quality and not quantity ;-)

How will i know if I advanced to the regional heats?

The regional competition manager will contact all DJs who qualified to the regional heats a week before the regional finals.

Can DJ duos enter the competition?

No, at the moment we do not have sufficient DJ duos interested in entering the competition, when we feel that this has changed we will look at a separate Duo category to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to compete

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to email us at info@twistedaudio.com

How To Enter

Please note that all the fields in the form must be completed in order to enter the competition, failure to enter information in any of the above fields will result in your entry form being disqualified.

Note: Please make sure that you have read all the rules regarding the allowed equipment for the competition before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck! For any questions please contact info@twistedaudio.com

DJ Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Link to your mix (required)

State

Equipment Used (required)

Tracklist (required)

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Twisted Audio Podcast #40 – VLTRN

Posted: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014




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For our 40th Podcast we’ve decided to invite our good friend from Perth VLTRN to showcase their music and skills, get ready cause this one is going to get heavy!

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch VLTRN Playing the AnB Arena tour on the 19th of October at Brown Alley!

Tracklist:

1. State Of Mind – Mr Cover Up
2. Neonlight – Transit
3. I Am Legion – Make Those Moves (Teddy Killerz Remix)
4. Prolix & Meth – Next Level
5. State Of Mind – Long Term Effect
6. Prolix & Rido – Exploration
7. Phace & MIsanthrop – Sex Sells
8. VLTRN – Dirt Signal
9. La Castle Vania – Disintegration (Memtrix Remix)
>>> Telekinesis – Atlas
>>> Cyantifc – Ice Cream.
10. Qo – Killcode
11. Loadstar – Bomber
12. State Of Mind – No Operative (Audio Remix)
>>> Black Sun Empire – Bitemark (Zardonic Remix)
13. VLTRN – Transcendence
>>> Optiv & BTK – That SOund
14. Noisia & Prolix – Asteroids
15. State of Mind – Response Signal
>>> Audio – Heads Up
16. Noisia & The Upbeats – Dust Up
17. Sinister Souls – Horns Up Feat Mc Dart & MC Swift
>>> Task Horizon – Weave The Strands
18. Noisia – Running Blind
19. Gridlok & Dieslboy – MDMX
20. Segment & Concept Vision – Tough Leap
>>> Noisia – Shaking Hands
22. Break – Groove With It
23. My Nu Leng – Knowing (Break Remix)
24. Zombie Cats & Mefjus – Must Eat
26. Noisia – Leopard Slug.
27. Break – Duck For Cover
28. Cause 4 Concern – Peepshow (Audio Remix)
>>> Black Sun Empire – Deadhouse (Inside Info & Mefjus Remix).
>>> Disphonia – War Bunker
29. State Of Mind – Response Signal
30. Concept Vision & Segment – Meteor
31. Neonlight – Heavy Beattie
32. Foreign Concept – Make Meals
>>> Momoiro Clover Z – Lost Child (Noisia Remix)
33. The Upbeats – Predator
34. Billain – Collossus
35. Black Sun Empire – All Is Lost Feat Youthstar & Thomas Oliver
36. Noisia – Stigma
37. Stealth – Homage (Back To You).
>>> Phace & Misanthrop – Nordwand
38. DC Breaks – Gambino.
39. Shapeshifter & THe Upbeats – Bloodstream
>>> Hybris – Timeloop
40. Mob Tactics – Mirror Mirror
41. Chirs Su & State Of Mind – Above Earth
42. Chase & Status – Alive (Mefjus Remix)
43. Rawtekk – Ambers Love Was Like A Marble (Billain Remix)
>>> Mefjus & Emperor – Void Main VOid
44. Mizo – Invasion
>>> Klax – Hoodrat
45. Int Company & RUsty K – KRIC
46. Technimatic – Tectonic
47. State Of Mind – Fast Life.

Okuli

Twisted Audio Podcast #39 – Okuli

Posted: Monday, September 1st, 2014




Okuli

OKULI is the collaborative Drum & Bass/Neurofunk project of two Melbourne based producers Angus Green and Schwarr.

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Okuli Playing the Critical Records tour on the 19th of September at La Di Da!

Tracklist:

Lockjaw – Heavy Handed
Okuli – Event Horizon
Phace – Freedom of Filth
Okuli – Untitled
Safire – Homeland
June Miller – Walls of jericho (Enei Remix)
Okuli – Holographic
Enei – Moving Fast (June Miller Remix)
Okuli – Countdown
Qoft – Killcode feat. Nuclear MC
Nosia – Oh Oh
Silent Code – Powerslide
Okuli – Untitled feat. Mustard Tiger
Jade – Audio Hypnosis VIP
Billain – Boogie
Okuli – Source Code
Mefjus – Distantia
Okuli – The Shadow
Okuli – Error
Zombie Cats & Mefjus – Must Eat

Critical

Critical Records tour featuring Kasra, Enei and Mefjus

Posted: Saturday, August 30th, 2014




Critical

Inhibit & Twisted Audio in conjunction with Critical Music proudly presents

CRITICAL SOUND

featuring..
KASRA
ENEI
MEFJUS

Saturday September 13th
LaDiDa – 577 Little Bourke St

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW VIA MOSHTIX

Support from:

Okuli
Lickweed
JChau
MC Harzee
VJ Dougstep

Conceived by D&B visionary Kasra back in 2002, in a front room in north London, the Critical Music name has since blossomed into one of the most successful independent record labels in the UK today.

Grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer, it has now become one of the most well respected electronic dance music labels in the UK. Nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Enei, Foreign Concept, Break, Rockwell, Sabre, Stray, Cyantific, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Calibre, Total Science and many more, it has gone on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music.

KASRA

Since his first forays into drum & bass
as a burgeoning young DJ, there’s no doubt in 2011 that Kasra has made an indelible mark on the scene, a mark that continues to grow ever-stronger as his Critical Music empire prospers.

Conceived back in 2002 in a front room in north London, the label has grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer; it has now become one of the most well respected underground dance music labels in the UK. Nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Break, Rockwell, Breakage, Cyantific, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Calibre, Total Science and many more, it has gone on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music.

As Critical’s figurehead the demand for Kasra’s DJ’ing skills has escalated to the point of a schedule that sees him playing regularly every weekend throughout the UK and rest of the world. Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Beijing, Miami, Berlin and of course his beloved London are just a few of the places that have beared witness to the Critical sound and the list just keeps getting longer. Quite a feat these days for someone who’s not yet really taken the production bull by the horns.

Though this could be about to change as Kasra’s back in the studio readying his own takes on the Critical sound; a collaboration with S.P.Y. is already complete and due for a May 2011 release date as well as solo productions gradually working their way into the sets of the great and the good of the dnb community.

Not content with a release schedule bursting with future classics and his own rigorous DJ’ing schedule continually on the up, the label even now boasts its own residency at one of the worlds best electronic music venues , Fabric, where it can regularly be seen smashing up the place with an always superstar cast of DJing elite from D&B and beyond. So now as heads turn and eyes look forward to the rest of 2011 it seems this could be the tipping point for Kasra both as a DJ and a label head of one of the most inspiring imprints in dance music today. The Critical age is only just beginning.

ENEI

Hailing from St. Petersburg in Russia it was way back in 2003 that a young Alexey Egorchenkov first got the taste for the musical drug Drum & Bass. Like many others before him he became hooked, dabbling with his own production and DJing soon after. Taking the artist name Enei his career began to blossom giving him star status in his beloved Russia and far but it wasn’t until 2007 that things really began to escalate.

During this year Enei earned his first official release on the Dutch label Fokuz but it was the first of many as others began to drop on other imprints such as Blu Saphir, Cyanide and Citrus throughout 2008 and 2009. Whilst his productions and profile began to take shape a certain eagle-eyed label boss, renowned for his supreme A&R’ing, was keeping close tabs on him; it wasn’t long before the phone call was made and Kasra secured the first Enei release for Critical Music at the end of 2010. The rest as they say, is history.

Releasing the Andy C favourite ‘Cracker’, ‘One Chance’ and the much lauded ‘Stone Head EP’, Enei’s Critical discography is relatively short but seeing the sheer talent within Kasra signed him exclusively for the label in 2011. It was Enei’s biggest year and to top it off he came away the ‘Best Newcomer Producer’ accolade at the end of year Drum & Bass Arena Awards.

As we enter 2012 things are only getting better for Russia’s number 1 producer/DJ; his debut album is complete and scheduled for early summer whilst a slew of remix work continues to pour in. With his music supported by Goldie, London Elektricity, Bailey, DJ Hype, Andy C, Kasra and many more, and an ever increasing DJ’ing schedule, you can guarantee this is merely the start of it as one of the most exciting of the new producers generation in electronic music today continues to make his way.

MEFJUS

Mefjus is a new producer hailing from Austria who’s name has been amassing quite a following amongst the drum & bass hierarchy of late. Amongst a plethora of other young Austrian artists, Mefjus is the one that stands out and for good reason; his brand of jaw-dropping, proper tech-infused beats and bass is like no other and now as he teams up with Critical he looks set to hit the worldwide stage.

In the studio Mefjus combines a deft touch with astute technical skills, creating the kind of hard hitting tracks that have made it into the sets of the great and the good of drum and bass including, Andy C, Friction, Phace , Rockwell and more.

Having signed tracks to labels such as Neosignal and more it was the ears of renowned Critical label boss Kasra that cottoned on early to secure Mefjus as a fully fledged member of the Critical Music squad.

JChau

Twisted Audio Podcast #38 – JChau

Posted: Thursday, July 31st, 2014




JChau

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Tracklist:

Stray – Award Tour
>> Kai – Duel Identity
Anile – Depths
Xtrah – No Good
Minor Rain – Heckler
>> Mauoq, Kolectiv & Dexta – Orange Roots
Jam Thieves – Godzilla
>> Enei – Cracker (Jubei remix)
Halogenix – Ambia
Alix Perez – Exemption
Mefjus – Cignalz
Enei ft Riya – No Fear
Kasra – DFM
Enei ft DRS – Goliath
Chroma – Intermission
Klax – Vendetta
DLR & Safire – Medusa
Ivy Lab – Baby Grey
Roygreen & Protone – Folded
Jubei – Gateway
Shiver – Crossover
Spectrasoul – The Tube VIP
>> Halogenix ft Zoe Klinck – Too Good
Enei – Woodrunner
Xtrah – Directive
Break & DLR – New Design
Friction & Ktee – Set it off (Icicle Remix)
Mefjus & Makism – Struggle & Pain ft Maksim
Rido – Focus
Mefjus & Kasra – Cypher
Enei & Kasra – So real (Mefjus remix)
Ivy Lab – Brat
Adam F – Metropolis

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